policing our schools

Compulsory attendance laws create a policing mechanism for a social service like the public schools and here is another instance of that policing in action.  Compulsory attendence laws also undermine the delivery of worthwhile services and breed the mindset of compliance and authoritarian acceptance within our entire society.  Today, the majority of people will see an incident like this as necessary to maintain order, they will blame the parents, and will wonder why we have spent out entire lifetime mired in war after war seemingly unable to shake the control of the military complex.  It starts here:
A 17-year-old Ypsilanti High School student was tasered today after police say he refused to go to the principal’s office.
Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Derrick Jackson said the student was being unruly in the hallway and was being escorted to the principal’s office by school Deputy John Campbell.
Jackson said the student yanked away and refused to go to the office. He said the incident escalated, and the deputy deployed his taser to get the student under control and maintain the safety of school personnel.
Jackson said the student was arrested and taken to the Washtenaw County Jail. He said the incident is still under investigation.
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